Friday, 18 January 2019

What Parents Can Learn From Luqman's Advice to His Son

Quran Journaling

Luqman's advice to his son are the things that we as parents should teach to our children. I'd realised this when I'd recently hosted a Quran Journaling Challenge on my Instagram account @muslim.parenting in which participants had to journal about the ayats relating to Luqman's advice to his son in the Quran (31:13-19). We had to read the tafsir of the ayats and then reflect on what it means to us and how we can apply it to our lives.

1. Teach Your Child Tawheed
O my son, do not associate anything with Allah. Indeed, associating partners with Allah is a great injustice. (Quran, Luqman 31:13)
The first thing that Luqman calls his son's attention to is to worship Allah only and not assign partners to Him. This is tawheed. This is the most important concept in Islam: that Allah is One. He has no partners. If partners are ascribed to Allah then it is called shirk, and shirk is the biggest sin that Allah does not forgive.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

My Top 5 Parenting Blog Posts 2018

best of 2018

This year, my top 5 posts were about correction, connection and Ramadan. It tells me you wanted to read about the sunnah of parenting and connect more with your child. 

1. How Prophet Muhammad Corrected Children's Behaviour
2018 was finally the year that I had a viral post mashaAllah! It hit me by surprise when I saw the hundreds of shares on Facebook. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

How to Raise Righteous Children Course Review

Last year, I'd enrolled in the free online course 'Islamic Parenting: How to Raise Righteous Children' by Seeker's Hub. I started it and the first few lectures were great, but like all online courses, life's busy-ness gets in the way and it gets pushed aside. 

Alhamdulillah, this year I was able to pushed myself to finish the course and I'm so glad that I did. The remaining lectures were so great that I've learnt so many things. I've decided to do a little review or really a summary of the golden nuggets that I got from it. 

InshaAllah, it will convince you to enroll and finish the course yourself, or at least recommend it to someone who needs it. We need to spread the correct way to raise our children to be righteous Muslims.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Let Everyday Be World Kindness Day in Your Home

For Muslims, every day must be a day filled with kindness. We are commanded to be kind in the Quran and ahadith. Allah says,

Woe to those who pray, who are heedless of their prayer, who pray to be seen and withhold small acts of kindness. (Quran, Al-Ma’un 107:4-7)

We are reminded that Allah is Kind and our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is also kind.